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Galaxy Ready To Fire Crew: Take On Columbus

After a week of US Open matches and friendlies, the Los Angeles Galaxy return to the (for now) Home Depot Center and league matches. They'll also put their undefeated run on the line when the Columbus Crew march in Wednesday evening. Unbeaten in their last twelve league matches, including a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire almost two weeks ago. The crew also had to overcome a long layoff, before playing to a scoreless draw against San Jose last weekend.

The Galaxy have managed to squeeze out the most points per match so far, with a total of 39 points from 21 games, leading MLS and the Western Conference. In the last match against the Chicago Fire, all the Galaxy goals came after the halftime break. After winning a corner kick near the corner flag on the right, David Beckham swung the ball toward the far post, where Landon Donovan was able to outjump Gonzalo Segares and angle his header into the goal.

The Fire fought back in the 62nd minute, but only three minutes later Beckham put the Galaxy back in the lead with a remarkable Golazo that sailed through a host of defenders and past goalkeeper Sean Johnson, landing in the far net.